USB stick and some help with it.

Bernt Hansson bah at
Mon Aug 3 13:20:37 UTC 2015

Hello list.

Have an old usbstick that i bought 5-6 years ago it's a datatraveler 150.

I used dd to transfer a cd image to it and now i can't "clean" it of the 

Tried dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/da1 bs=1m count=100 but dd just taunting 
me with this:

dd: /dev/da1: Input/output error
1+0 records in
0+0 records out
0 bytes transferred in 65.558710 secs (0 bytes/sec)

After that the led on the stick flashes like it is writing. But i don't 
know if it is writing.

Is it possible to make it pristine again or is it forever lost?

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